Tuesday, March 29, 2022

VA - The History of Rhythm and Blues 1957-1962 [2019] (4 x CD's)

 

R&B HISTORY

VA - The History of Rhythm and Blues 1957-1962 [2019] (4 x CD's)

Long deleted box set finally repressed. The History of R&B series of CD's is the first attempt to put together a comprehensive cross-label compilation showcasing the most important and influential records in the rise of Rhythm & Blues. Volume Four takes the story up to the end of 1962. We have defined R&B as the accidental synthesis of jazz, gospel, blues, ragtime, country, pop and Latin into a definable form of black music, influencing all popular music from the 1950's to the present day. Other useful definitions include Robert Palmer's in Rock & Roll: An Unruly History, as 'a catchall rubric used to refer to any music that was made by and for black Americans', or Chip Deffaa's in Blue Rhythms as 'popular music that arose in black communities after the swing era and before the arrival of the Beatles. (Amazon)

This has been one of my favorite listening experiences of the last month...

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Track lists


CD1

1 Wilbert Harrison Kansas City 2:25

2 Bo Diddley Road Runner 2:46

3 Otis Rush My Baby is a Good 'un 2:40

4 Slim Harpo I'm a King Bee 3:02

5 Memphis Slim Steppin' Out 2:00

6 Jimmy McCracklin The Walk 2:47

7 Katie Webster Baby Baby 2:34

8 Charles Clark Hidden Charms 2:36

9 Magic Sam 21 Days in Jail 1:58

10 Little Milton Long Distance Operator 2:35

11 Albert Collins Collins' Shuffle 2:17

12 Buster Brown Fannie Mae 2:58

13 Guitar Frank Wild Track 2:11

14 Junior Wells Little By Little 2:31

15 Willie Cobbs You Don't Love Me 2:36

16 Little Walter I Had My Fun 2:02

17 Howlin' Wolf Wang Dang Doodle 2:24

18 Betty James I'm a Little Mixed Up 2:50

19 Johnny Guitar Watson Looking Back 1:55

20 Jimmy Reed Baby, What You Want Me to Do 2:27

21 Freddie King Hide Away 2:38

22 Sonny Boy Williamson Somebody Help Me 2:18

23 Elmore James Shake Your Moneymaker 2:34

24 B.B. King Rock Me Baby 2:58

25 John Lee Hooker Boom Boom 2:31

26 Jimmy Reed Bright Lights, Big City 2:39

27 Albert King I Get Evil 2:29

28 Buddy Guy First Time I Met the Blues 2:18

29 Bo Diddley I Can Tell 3:22

30 Howlin' Wolf You'll Be Mine 2:28

31 Muddy Waters You Need Love 2:47


CD2

01 Five Royales Think 2:37

02 Dave Bartholomew Monkey Speaks His Mind 2:30

03 Evelyn Freeman Didn't it Rain 3:15

04 Bobby Freeman Do You Wanna Dance 2:37

05 Mose Allison Parchman Farm 3:19

06 Chuck Berry Memphis 2:16

07 Big Joe Turner Jump for Joy 2:08

08 Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues 1:55

09 Guitar Junior Roll Roll Roll 2:20

10 Link Wray Rumble 2:26

11 Huey Piano Smith & His Clowns Don't You Just Know It 2:33

12 Roy Hamilton Don't Let Go 2:34

13 Ritchie Valens La Bamba 2:06

14 Bill Doggett Hold It 2:34

15 Tarheel Slim Wildcat Tamer 3:00

16 Ray Charles What'd I Say, Pt. 1 3:13

17 Johnny Kidd & the Pirates Shakin' All Over 2:21

18 Bobby Parker Watch Your Step 2:48

19 Etta James I Just Want to Make Love 3:06

20 Roland Alphonso Back Beat 2:32

21 Phil Upchurch You Can't Sit Down 2:11

22 Tippie & the Clovers Bossa Nova Baby 2:05

23 Mongo Santamaria Watermelon Man 2:29

24 King Coleman Crazy Feelin' 2:48

25 Chuck Berry Almost Grown 2:21

26 Flares Foot Stomping, Pt. 1 2:17

27 Chris Kenner Land of 1000 Dances 2:28

28 James Brown Night Train 3:30

29 Five Du-Tones Shake a Tail Feather 2:24

30 Richard Berry Louie, Louie 2:14


CD3

01 Isley Brothers Shout, Pt. 1 2:15

02 Swan Silvertone Singers Oh Mary Dont You Weep 2:51

03 Ruth Brown I Don't Know 2:55

04 Larry Williams She Said Yeah 1:51

05 Jackie Wilson Doggin' Around 2:37

06 Little Willie John You Hurt Me 3:09

07 Ben E. King First Taste of Love 2:19

08 5 Royales I Got to Know 2:27

09 Ray Charles (Night Time Is) the Right Time 3:28

10 James Brown I'll Go Crazy 2:09

11 Roscoe Shelton Please Think it Over 2:47

12 Miracles Shop Around 2:49

13 The Staple Singers This May Be the Last Time 2:10

14 Ike & Tina Turner I Idolize You 2:51

15 Aretha Franklin Today I Sing the Blues 2:46

16 Gay Poppers I Want to Know 2:43

17 Bobby "Blue" Bland Cry Cry Cry 2:43

18 Contours Whole Lotta Woman 2:50

19 Rosco Gordon Just a Little Bit 2:08

20 Prince La La She Put the Hurt on Me 2:21

21 Mary Wells The One Who Really Loves You 2:28

22 Little Junior Parker Driving Wheel 2:37

23 Charles Sheffield It's Your Voodoo Working 1:48

24 Booker T. & the M.G.'s Green Onions 2:54

25 Solomon Burke Stupidity 1:55

26 Benny Spellman Lipstick Traces 2:25

27 Nolan Strong Mind Over Matter 3:12

28 Irma Thomas Don't Mess With My Man 2:19

29 Sam Cooke Bring it on Home to Me 2:44

30 Marvin Gaye Hitch Hike 2:33

31 Impressions I'm the One Who Loves You 2:29


CD4

01 Coasters I'm a Hog for You 1:59

02 Barrett Strong Money 2:35

03 Magnificents Ozeta 2:22

04 Lavern Baker It's So Fine 2:22

05 El Cincos Oh Baby, You Have to Go 2:43

06 Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares for Me 3:39

07 Silhouettes Get a Job 2:47

08 Charles Brown I Wanna Go Home 2:32

09 Wynona Carr Heartbreak Melody 2:53

10 Clovers Love Potion No. 9 1:54

11 Fiestas So Fine 2:20

12 Eddie Bo Every Dog Got Its Day 2:14

13 Aaron Neville Over You 2:18

14 Hank Ballard The Twist 2:36

15 Olympics (Baby) Hully Gully 2:06

16 Mar-Keys Last Night 2:41

17 Gary U.S. Bonds New Orleans 2:50

18 Coasters Shoppin' for Clothes 2:58

19 Maurice Williams Stay 1:39

20 Don & Bob Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 2:36

21 Ernie K-Doe A Certain Girl 2:45

22 Crystals There's No Other 2:31

23 Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack 1:58

24 Falcons Workin' Man's Song 2:30

25 Arthur Alexander A Shot of Rhythm and Blues 2:00

26 Dion Born to Cry 2:26

27 Dee Dee Warwick You're No Good 2:28

28 Eugene Blacknell Jump Back 2:23

29 Shirelles Love is a Swingin' Thing 2:11

30 Ritchie Barrett Some Other Guy 2:21

31 Joe Jones California Sun 2:21

32 Beatles Love Me Do 2:24

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16 comments:

  1. Brilliant....and what an ending!

    Cheers
    Stephen

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    1. Hi Stephen,
      I don't know how to express how much I enjoy this compilation set other than to say everyone should listen to it.

      Cheers.

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  2. It's just amazing what you have to offer. Great box set to listen to over and over again. It's a Good Test!! Thanks BB

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    1. Hi Patrick,
      I hope this set inspires and offers a way to exploring more music.

      Cheers.

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  3. It's simply astonishing that all these tracks came out in a period of only 5 years. An explosion of musical genius which lit the fires for everything that was to come. Phenomenal compilation BB.

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  4. thank you B.B love all this R.B music nice tks a lot

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    1. You're welcome Aussie.
      Lots to love here.

      Cheers.

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  5. I was impressed by reading the tracklist and I look forward to hearing the songs over and over again. Amazing compilation!! Thank you ΒΒ!!

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    1. Thanks Maolis,
      It is a compilation that you can listen to over and over and still enjoy it again and again.

      Cheers.

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  6. This is a treat that I will enjoy over time. Thanks

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    1. I hope you will lemonflag.
      These Cd's have so many great tunes and memories that come with them.

      Cheers.

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